ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:42:36 -0500 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500 HSI investigates Montana meth trafficker https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigates-montana-meth-trafficker Charles Joshua Petty, 31, pleaded guilty March 15, to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Petty also was ordered to forfeit $8,500 seized in the case. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigates-montana-meth-trafficker Tue, 07/13/2021 - 16:10 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana HSI investigates Canadian truck driver who trafficked 211 pounds of cocaine in trailer load of bananas https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigates-canadian-truck-driver-who-trafficked-211-pounds-cocaine-trailer-load Gurpal Singh Gill, 39, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine as charged in a superseding information. Gill faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigates-canadian-truck-driver-who-trafficked-211-pounds-cocaine-trailer-load Thu, 06/10/2021 - 10:41 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana HSI assists investigation into Montana man who admitted to drug trafficking conspiracy after receiving 2 packages totaling 10 pounds of meth https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-assists-investigation-montana-man-who-admitted-drug-trafficking-conspiracy-after David Ray Shaver, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth. Shaver faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-assists-investigation-montana-man-who-admitted-drug-trafficking-conspiracy-after Wed, 06/02/2021 - 13:20 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana California woman sentenced for meth trafficking in Montana https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-woman-sentenced-meth-trafficking-montana Kristal Patricia Leonard, 34, of Huntington Beach, California, pleaded guilty in February to possession with intent to distribute meth. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-woman-sentenced-meth-trafficking-montana Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 15 years in sexual exploitation case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-15-years-sexual-exploitation-case Todd Louis Pajnich, 30, pleaded guilty in December to sexual exploitation of a child. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-15-years-sexual-exploitation-case Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting a 10-year-old girl https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-pleads-guilty-sexually-exploiting-10-year-old-girl Todd Louis Pajnich, 30, appeared Dec. 16 before U.S. Magistrate Kathleen L. DeSoto, who will recommend his plea be accepted by Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, who is hearing this case. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-pleads-guilty-sexually-exploiting-10-year-old-girl Tue, 12/17/2019 - 17:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking, firearms crimes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-drug-trafficking-firearms-crimes Gregory George Denny, 47, pleaded guilty in August to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-drug-trafficking-firearms-crimes Wed, 12/04/2019 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in methamphetamine trafficking case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-12-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking-case-0 Matthew Curtis Olson, 36, pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-12-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking-case-0 Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana California man convicted of trafficking methamphetamine in Montana https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-man-convicted-trafficking-methamphetamine-montana Jeremy David Medbery, 34, of Riverside, California, faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-man-convicted-trafficking-methamphetamine-montana Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana woman sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine to distribute https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-woman-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-possessing-methamphetamine-distribute Tiffany Rose Ramirez, 31, pleaded guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-woman-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-possessing-methamphetamine-distribute Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for distributing drugs, possessing firearms https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-8-years-federal-prison-distributing-drugs-possessing-firearms Nickolas William Povsha, 24, pleaded guilty earlier to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-8-years-federal-prison-distributing-drugs-possessing-firearms Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to nearly 6 years in federal for possessing methamphetamine https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-nearly-6-years-federal-possessing-methamphetamine Michael Joseph Jacobson, 57, from Great Falls, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-nearly-6-years-federal-possessing-methamphetamine Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man, 81, admits possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-81-admits-possessing-child-pornography Lothar Konrad Krauth, 81, from Great Falls, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography as charged in an indictment. Krauth faces a minimum mandatory five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-81-admits-possessing-child-pornography Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Former US Air Force member in Montana admits to child sexual exploitation charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-us-air-force-member-montana-admits-child-sexual-exploitation-charges Raymond Larry Edward Kennedy, 24, of Kalispell, pleaded guilty to sexual exploiting a child and receiving child pornography. He faces a mandatory minimum 15 years to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-us-air-force-member-montana-admits-child-sexual-exploitation-charges Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana woman who hid methamphetamine in her body sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-woman-who-hid-methamphetamine-her-body-sentenced-5-12-years-federal-prison Macedonia Frances Mondragon, 33, from Great Falls, pleaded guilty in November 2018 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-woman-who-hid-methamphetamine-her-body-sentenced-5-12-years-federal-prison Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana California man sentenced in Montana to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-man-sentenced-montana-10-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking Michael Christopher Laird, 26, of California, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/california-man-sentenced-montana-10-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana woman sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-woman-sentenced-25-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Michelle Andra Joyner, 46, from Dearborn, Montana, was sentenced June 6 by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, to 300 months in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-woman-sentenced-25-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to nearly 42 years in federal prison for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-nearly-42-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Timothy Allen Weaver, 36, from Dearborn, Montana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, to 500 months in federal prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and $3,000 in restitution to the victim. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-nearly-42-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for export and firearm violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-export-and-firearm-violations Eric Daniel Doyle, a 37-year-old former Kalispell resident, admitted to supplying buyers from Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada with firearms and ammunition magazines when he was interviewed by law enforcement in September 2014.  In about February 2014, Doyle began selling firearms on a website to people in other countries. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-export-and-firearm-violations Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-7-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Matthew Stoney Olson, from Circle, Montana, was previously convicted at trial of receiving and possessing child pornography.  In early 2015, Olson routinely received child pornography by downloading it via a peer-to-peer sharing network.  During that time, HSI special agents became aware of these downloads and obtained a search warrant for Olson’s home.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-7-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to 12 ½ years in federal prison for local methamphetamine distribution ring https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-12-12-years-federal-prison-local-methamphetamine-distribution Michael Lee Lira, 53, of Billings, Montana, was sentenced Feb. 7 to 150 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided over the hearing. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-12-12-years-federal-prison-local-methamphetamine-distribution Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-more-11-years-federal-prison-receiving-child-pornography Richard Charles Saari, 33, of East Helena, was sentenced April 12 to 135 months in federal prison, lifetime supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 by Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-more-11-years-federal-prison-receiving-child-pornography Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana 4 men sentenced in Montana for multi-state meth distribution conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-men-sentenced-montana-multi-state-meth-distribution-conspiracy All four men were sentenced following an 11-count indictment handed down in August 2015. Frankforter and Poynter were sentenced for distribution of methamphetamine; Craver and Jayne were sentenced for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-men-sentenced-montana-multi-state-meth-distribution-conspiracy Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Montana man sentenced for theft from US Air Force base https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-theft-us-air-force-base John Edmonston, 54, of Great Falls, a civilian, was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution of $5,523.65 to Malmstrom Air Force Base.  Edmonston and at least three other individuals (all enlisted in the U.S. Air Force) were part of a scheme to take equipment and tools from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-man-sentenced-theft-us-air-force-base Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana Last of 21 defendants sentenced in Montana for their roles in an international child pornography network of predators https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/last-21-defendants-sentenced-montana-their-roles-international-child-pornography The final defendant sentenced Jan. 7 as part of the operation in Missoula is Shawnston Beaudoin, 31, of Kennesaw, Georgia. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/last-21-defendants-sentenced-montana-their-roles-international-child-pornography Thu, 01/07/2016 - 08:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Montana